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Creativity Scores in America Have Steadily Declined Since 1990. Why?

Creativity Scores in America Have Steadily Declined Since 1990. Why?

As schooling has expanded over the past several decades, consuming more of childhood than ever before, and becoming more standardized and restrictive, it should be no surprise that American creativity has simultaneously plummeted.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.

How Western Civilization Survived 'By the Skin of Its Teeth'

How Western Civilization Survived 'By the Skin of Its Teeth'

As in the early Middle Ages, Western Civilization finds its future threatened once again.

Why Father Figures Are Important to Boys (And Why This Idea Is Suddenly Controversial)

Why Father Figures Are Important to Boys (And Why This Idea Is Suddenly Controversial)

Are we committed to helping the next generation of young men… or are we more committed to ensuring that no one’s sense of political correctness is offended?

You Married the 'Wrong One' - Now What?

You Married the 'Wrong One' - Now What?

We have gone from sanctioning divorce only in very difficult cases to viewing it as the legitimate answer for people who are not completely happy all the time.

Why are the Dutch and Nordics the Happiest People on Earth?

Why are the Dutch and Nordics the Happiest People on Earth?

For the past decade the Nordics, Switzerland and the Netherlands have generally traded around the first seven slots. The United States... not so much.

I’m a High School Senior. We Can Make Schools Safer Without Curbing Gun Rights.

I’m a High School Senior. We Can Make Schools Safer Without Curbing Gun Rights.

Instead of driving an intellectually dishonest and corrosive wedge between an already divided American public, we should take meaningful action and protect our students.

Professional Matchmaking is on the Rise. Why?

Professional Matchmaking is on the Rise. Why?

The difficulty in finding a mate is causing many young and middle-age individuals to embrace an old – and often ridiculed – approach to dating known as matchmaking.

The Netherlands Pumps the Brakes on Euthanasia

The Netherlands Pumps the Brakes on Euthanasia

The Dutch Ministry of Justice announced it is launching criminal investigations into four instances of euthanasia, a sign the nation may be reining its permissive policy.

A History of Loneliness

A History of Loneliness

Returning to the origins of the word – and understanding how its meaning has changed through time – gives us a new way to think about modern loneliness, and the ways in which we might address it.

8 Times Law-Abiding Citizens Saved Lives With an AR-15

8 Times Law-Abiding Citizens Saved Lives With an AR-15

Why would any law-abiding citizen need an AR-15?

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

It’s been 50 years since the Atlantic decried marriage as “a wretched institution”—and since then everything seems to have only gotten worse.

Why Ricky Gervais Is Right to Defend Free Speech Following ‘Count Dankula’s’ Hate Speech Conviction

Why Ricky Gervais Is Right to Defend Free Speech Following ‘Count Dankula’s’ Hate Speech Conviction

Mark Meechan, the Scottish man who taught his girlfriend's pug to perform a Nazi salute, was found guilty of a hate crime Tuesday. 

What if Women Just Don't Want STEM Careers?

What if Women Just Don't Want STEM Careers?

Requiring equal gender representation in any field necessarily means removing some level of personal choice.

Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce Student Stress, Anxiety and Improve School Attendance

Therapy Dogs Can Help Reduce Student Stress, Anxiety and Improve School Attendance

Given the impact therapy dogs can have on student well-being, schools and universities are increasingly adopting therapy dog programs as an inexpensive way of providing social and emotional support for students.

Was Stephen Hawking Really Just a Computer?

Was Stephen Hawking Really Just a Computer?

Stephen Hawking once pronounced that he thought he was little more than a computer and that, because of this, he was unafraid to die.

Why Estonia—Yes, Estonia—Is Suddenly One of the Wealthiest Countries in Eastern Europe (and the Most Innovative)

Why Estonia—Yes, Estonia—Is Suddenly One of the Wealthiest Countries in Eastern Europe (and the Most Innovative)

Estonia is the living example that human progress is closely linked to economic freedom.

Why Teens Rarely Babysit Anymore

Why Teens Rarely Babysit Anymore

Is it time adults recognize that children are capable of far greater responsibility at vastly younger ages than those at which we begin to give them freedom?

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

Removing Analogies From the SAT Was a Bad Idea

The analogies section was removed from the SAT in 2005 for dubious reasons. 

Socialists and Capitalists Alike See No Need to Protect the Traditional Family, Chesterton Argued

Socialists and Capitalists Alike See No Need to Protect the Traditional Family, Chesterton Argued

In 'What’s Wrong with the World,' G.K. Chesterton argued that capitalists and socialists alike show little interest in defending our most basic social unit.

I Was a Student of Stephen Hawking’s – Here’s What He Taught Me

I Was a Student of Stephen Hawking’s – Here’s What He Taught Me

There’s no doubt Hawking’s death is a huge loss to physics. But personally, what I will miss most is his humour and the general feeling of inspiration I got from being around him.

The 2nd Amendment Empowers Women More than Lapel Pins

The 2nd Amendment Empowers Women More than Lapel Pins

Hollywood, once again, reveals its hypocrisy when it comes to both guns and female empowerment.

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?

Does Putin Want to Make Moscow 'the Third Rome'?

Does Putin Want to Make Moscow 'the Third Rome'?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been described as a Byzantine Emperor in style, positioning Russia as the “third Rome.” In western history books, on the other hand, the Bzyantine Empire is all but ignored, pointing as it does to the east.

The Gender Pay Gap is Real ... but it Has Little to Do With Gender Discrimination

The Gender Pay Gap is Real ... but it Has Little to Do With Gender Discrimination

A 2015 study found that women were paid $0.73 dollars per dollar earned by men, a 27% gap. But evidence does not support the claim that this wage gap is the  result of systemic gender discrimination

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

5 Ways Obama’s Discipline Policy Made Schools Less Effective and Safe

As is typical with so many other policies, federal meddling in what should be a local matter leads to poor results.

 10 Things to Know About the Real St. Patrick

10 Things to Know About the Real St. Patrick

Patrick’s own writings and early accounts of the saint’s career reveal many interesting details about the life of this patron saint of Ireland.

Motherhood: What Women Really Want (and Many Aren’t Getting)

Motherhood: What Women Really Want (and Many Aren’t Getting)

Today's society works overtime to proclaim its devotion to women and their right to be anything they want to be... but does it ignore a woman's foremost desire?

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